iTunes U provides everything an instructor needs to bring the classroom together on iPad — build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments from students, start class discussions or talk with students one on one to answer questions and provide feedback.

iTunes U also allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to learn from a large collection of free educational content via public courses from leading schools, universities, museums and cultural institutions.

For Instructors:
• Plan lessons, grade assignments and stay connected — directly from your iPad
• Add your own teaching materials — including worksheets, web links, photos and videos from a variety of document providers
• Engage every student using apps, books, videos, podcasts and more from iTunes, App Store and iBooks
• Add instructions or comments to PDFs and photos with built-in annotation tools
• See when students have viewed or completed assignments and remind students of assignments due
• Grade student work and track student progress in the grade book
• Use the single-student view for individual attention at parent-teacher conferences
• Answer questions or provide video feedback in 1:1 chats or start class debates using group discussions
• Keep students prepared and in the loop with notifications
• Institutions using Apple School Manager and Managed Apple IDs can import registers to streamline course creation
• Teachers affiliated with qualified institutions can publish courses to the iTunes U catalogue to make them available to anyone for free on iOS devices

For Students:
• View assignments and updates in one place and check off assignments you’ve completed
• Submit your work in private courses from any Apple creativity app, many third-party apps or as annotated PDFs and photos
• Open audio or video files directly in other apps
• Ask instructors questions or have them review your work with 1:1 messages
• Start or join group discussions with your class
• View your grades and instructor feedback on all past assignments

Browse a rich catalogue of free educational content:
• Choose from a variety of free lectures, videos, books and other resources on a wide range of subjects from leading educational and cultural institutions around the world
• Share your favorite courses with friends using Twitter, Facebook, Mail and Messages
• iTunes U includes materials from Stanford, MIT, Yale, La Trobe University, University of Tokyo, Smithsonian Libraries, National Theatre and many more

• Participating in courses requires iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
• Built-in PDF or photo annotation requires iPad (4th generation or later), iPad mini (version 2 or later)
• Publishing public courses to iTunes U requires teachers to be affiliated with a qualified institution

What's New

Version 3.6

• iTunes U collections were migrated to Apple Podcasts and no longer appear in the iTunes U app. You can now view iTunes U collections in the Podcasts section of iTunes on Mac or PC, or in the Podcasts app on iOS devices or Apple TV
• Performance improvements for accounts with a large number of courses

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Latest app update


I’ve recently updated to the latest version after some serious “umming and ahhing” as to whether it was actually worth updating or not; where after the update I was proved right.. The update deleted the majority of my courses, notes study history, including where I was up to; everything useful. My courses which were all in video form are now restricted to audio only - when I need video for most of these.. There are no longer “episode numbers” on each and every download so you know where you’re up to. On top of all these issues the UI is now hideous.. When it comes to how I use the app and what I use it for, it’s now rendered useless. I would rate this a 0/5 if it would let me, compared to the 5/5 it was before.
VERY unimpressed.
If someone could tell me how to go back to the previous version it would be much appreciated!!

still a bit of work needed


The idea is cool but with up to date software i am unable to download the course video (mp4 format) that I wanted to my gen 3 ipod touch. It says that it cannot be played on this device. I brought it across to the ipod manually thru video deck and it plays fine.
Any thoughts?

Thank you so much


With this app, gaining higher knowledge, inspiration and insight have become easier and very much pleasurable! This is THE ultimate app that will help cultivate a brighter, more educated individuals in the future. God bless Apple for the wonderful things they are doing for the world :)


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56.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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